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Growing Up: Knausgård on Proust, Boyishness, and (Straight) Time

Growing Up: KnausgÃ¥rd on Proust, Boyishness, and (Straight) Time Growing Up: Knausgård on Proust, Boyishness, and (Straight) Time Olivia Noble Gunn University of Washington Queerness is essentially about a rejection of a here and now. —Muñoz, Cruising Utopia hen Karl Ove Knausgård first mentions Marcel PrÀ oust’s la recherche du temps perdu (1913–1927; In Search of Lost WTime) in Min kamp (My Struggle), it is from a grown-up perspective, looking back. Knausgård’s narrator, Knausgård, uses Proust’s masterpiece as a kind of pivot between then and now, or between Knausgård’s current understanding of an adolescent self—a prior mode of being in relation to time, love, and literature—and the everyday existence he now lives with his second wife and children. He mentions leaving his first wife, moving to Sweden, remarrying, and becoming a father. Det eneste sporet som finnes av det forrige, er bøkene og platene jeg tok med. Alt annet lot jeg ligge. Og mens jeg den gangen brukte mye tid på å tenke på fortiden, nesten sykelig mye tid, slår det meg nå, og derfor ikke bare leste Marcel PrPå spor ousts et av den tapte tid, men nærmest drakk den, er fortiden nå knapt nærværende i tankene. Mye av grunnen til det er barna vi har fått, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scandinavian Studies Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

Growing Up: Knausgård on Proust, Boyishness, and (Straight) Time

Scandinavian Studies , Volume 92 (3) – Jul 31, 2020

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Growing Up: Knausgård on Proust, Boyishness, and (Straight) Time Olivia Noble Gunn University of Washington Queerness is essentially about a rejection of a here and now. —Muñoz, Cruising Utopia hen Karl Ove Knausgård first mentions Marcel PrÀ oust’s la recherche du temps perdu (1913–1927; In Search of Lost WTime) in Min kamp (My Struggle), it is from a grown-up perspective, looking back. Knausgård’s narrator, Knausgård, uses Proust’s masterpiece as a kind of pivot between then and now, or between Knausgård’s current understanding of an adolescent self—a prior mode of being in relation to time, love, and literature—and the everyday existence he now lives with his second wife and children. He mentions leaving his first wife, moving to Sweden, remarrying, and becoming a father. Det eneste sporet som finnes av det forrige, er bøkene og platene jeg tok med. Alt annet lot jeg ligge. Og mens jeg den gangen brukte mye tid på å tenke på fortiden, nesten sykelig mye tid, slår det meg nå, og derfor ikke bare leste Marcel PrPå spor ousts et av den tapte tid, men nærmest drakk den, er fortiden nå knapt nærværende i tankene. Mye av grunnen til det er barna vi har fått,

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Published: Jul 31, 2020

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